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eric strt6

Resident Curmudgeon
Sep 8, 2001
18,689
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I was going to swap out the refrigerator circuit board in the camper. It's a 30 minute plus job to get all the wiring correct. It's 95 degrees outside and the access to the board is from the outside of the camper. FTS I'll do it tomorrow morning while it's cool.
 

jdcamb

Tool Time!
Feb 17, 2002
17,762
5,536
Nowhere Man!
Camper was cool. Clean as a whistle. Plenty of cool features. Toyota cannot tow it. He wanted to much for it. I bought 2 Michelin tires from him.
 

eric strt6

Resident Curmudgeon
Sep 8, 2001
18,689
7,826
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well shit. looks like I am gonna have to buy a new camper fridge, $1400-1700 7 cu ft refrigerator/ freezer with cold weather package (down to zero*)

the fridge is a 2007. From what I have read the MFG expect them to last 15 years maximum...I got 14
 
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jimmydean

The Official Meat of Ridemonkey
Sep 10, 2001
33,225
6,144
Portland, OR
I'm glad I have a 4 day weekend because the front end was supposed to take about 4 hours.

Tried 4 different spring compressors to no avail. Ended up putting the floor jack under the spring pocket and just hoped for the best when I busted the ball joint. I should have bought lower arms and didn't. Now I have and they come tomorrow. So it will be all new front end upper and lower control arms, springs and heavy duty shocks. I will get tie rod ends when the alignment is done.

That's a got mess right there.


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eric strt6

Resident Curmudgeon
Sep 8, 2001
18,689
7,826
directly above the center of the earth
Woot, one of the guys on the FB Truck Camper page pointed me to a company that sells cooling units for Norcold and Dometic RV refrigerators. They had my model in stock. It's not a complicated swap over per the online step by step PDF file. The replacement cooling unit is $620 delivered vs $1600 for a new fridge plus tax and shipping and a minimum 6 week lead time. Cooling unit comes with a 5 year replacement warranty.
 

jdcamb

Tool Time!
Feb 17, 2002
17,762
5,536
Nowhere Man!
Junk mans Winnebago is in great shape. He seems legit. If it passes inspection. I may have a new camper. I need to upgrade my license for the highway. Its attached to a 2005 Ford F-350 Dually Van Chassis. 34K miles. Seems well taken care of. Needs nothing more then a oil change.
 

Adventurous

Starshine Bro
Mar 19, 2014
7,114
4,329
Crawlorado
Junk mans Winnebago is in great shape. He seems legit. If it passes inspection. I may have a new camper. I need to upgrade my license for the highway. Its attached to a 2005 Ford F-350 Dually Van Chassis. 34K miles. Seems well taken care of. Needs nothing more then a oil change.
Pics?
 

jimmydean

The Official Meat of Ridemonkey
Sep 10, 2001
33,225
6,144
Portland, OR
So shiny. Only took me about 4 tries to get the coil seated properly. Now to take apart the driver's side and see if I can seat the coil on that side. What a mess.

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New steering parts when the alignment is done.
 

eric strt6

Resident Curmudgeon
Sep 8, 2001
18,689
7,826
directly above the center of the earth

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
31,625
3,837
One of my med school friends just got a Northern Lite 9-6 wet bath. Rig is a Chevy 3500 SRW, crew cab long bed 4x4.

That's 4,078-4,398 lb payload against 2,857 lb dry weight on the slide in camper. 33 gallons fresh, 13 black, 24 grey, 6 hot, 40 propane. At 8.34 lb per gallon that'd add 967 lb if all tanks were somehow full.

So close but ok in real world, peanut gallery?
 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
31,625
3,837
Those hubs and wheels are hot

like an Eastern Bloc version of the oddly huge front hubs on Chevy HD trucks
 

Blown240

Monkey
Nov 19, 2013
402
263
Question…. What chemicals do you guys use in your black tank? We have used our trailer for about 13 nights now, and we’ll, we need something to add to the black tank….
 

Adventurous

Starshine Bro
Mar 19, 2014
7,114
4,329
Crawlorado
Question…. What chemicals do you guys use in your black tank? We have used our trailer for about 13 nights now, and we’ll, we need something to add to the black tank….
At the end, I was using dish soap and Pinesol. It'll never get rid of the smell, but it does make it a bit more tolerable. Seemed to do a decent job preventing the accumulation of solids.

Just remember to shut the bathroom fan off before flushing the toilet, otherwise it'll draw a healthy serving of eu de black tank into the air.
 

stevew

unique white person
Sep 21, 2001
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5,892
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knowing nothing about theses things....i would not mind having one....i saw two or three in the longmont/boulder area last year....
 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
31,625
3,837
I saw one in Denver last year, parked in a driveway aside a non-camper Astro.